SALARY $6,823 - $9,925 (The PERS contribution is deducted from the listed salary for employee's retirement benefits.) FLSA Exempt
FILING PERIOD Open/Continuous Examination. Recruitment may close at any time.

This mid-management classification performs skilled office and plan checking work, including complicated and unique projects, to secure compliance with municipal building ordinances and related regulations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the job include, but are not limited to, the following: Prepares or assists in the preparation of new regulations and recommends revision of existing regulations. Prepares correspondence, technical reports and maintains records. Approves or disapproves applications for building permits. Explains building codes and ordinance provisions to the general public, engineers, architects, contractors, builders or owners. Assesses the structural stability of buildings and structures in accordance with the requirements of the City’s building code. Assesses the stability of a site to support proposed construction. Assesses buildings for compliance with materials, fire assemblies and occupancy conditions in accordance with the requirements of the City’s building code. Assesses project buildings and site for compliance with accessibility standards to insure that both building and site improvements are accessible to persons with disabilities. Assesses buildings for compliance with the State of California Energy Code. Checks submitted plans of single and multiple dwellings, apartment houses, hotels, commercial, office and manufacturing buildings, signs, and any other type of structure, for compliance with the building code and other pertinent City ordinances. Drives on City business. Ensures Department services are provided with the highest customer service and ethical standards. Staff in this position may be assigned functional titles such as Large Project Coordinator, Redevelopment Agency Liaison or other titles as determined necessary by the Building Official. Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of and skill in: good customer service practices.
Knowledge of: practices and procedures of engineering activities; laws, ordinances and regulations of City, State and special agencies regarding buildings and structures; building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and related codes.
Ability to: model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct; read, write and comprehend directions in English; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; foster a teamwork and service oriented environment; establish smooth working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts; read and interpret building plans, calculations, surveys, specifications and blue prints; compare construction in progress for compliance with plans and engineering specifications; conduct technical inspections of occupancies as required; analyze data, recognize problems and arrive at acceptable recommendations and solutions; express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
Other Characteristics
Willingness to: work overtime as requested; assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment; assume responsibility for providing effective customer service.

Five years of professional engineering experience in civil engineering work, including four years in the field of structural engineering.

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Fire Protection, Architecture, or a related engineering discipline.
Valid California Class C Driver's License is required. Registration as a Civil Engineer with the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is required. ICC Certification as a Plans Examiner prior to completion of the probationary period is required. Registration as a Structural Engineer with the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is desirable.

An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

All applicants must complete the supplemental application in order to be considered for this position. The examination will consist of an evaluation, a supplemental application, and an oral, with the evaluation and supplemental application as qualifying steps and the oral 100%. All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to the oral examination. Any evaluation will be based on the candidate’s education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate’s education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. The selected candidate will be subjected to a background check including Livescan fingerprinting. TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

SENIOR BUILDING CODE SPECIALIST Date Posted: 04/18/2011 Bulletin #7457

(Senior Building Code Specialist-11)

City of Glendale

Supplemental Application for:

Senior Building Code Specialist

Name: _______________________ Last four digits of Social Security #:________


This supplemental questionnaire, along with your official City Application, will be used to better assess your qualifications for the position of Senior Building Code Specialist. Only the best-qualified candidates, as determined by the application and supplemental questionnaire, will be invited to continue in the selection process.
Please answer the questions below on a separate page. Your responses to the two questions should not exceed ONE PAGE, total. Please type or neatly print all your responses. Illegible applications will NOT be considered. Attach this cover page and your responses to your employment application and return to: City of Glendale Human Resources, 613 East Broadway, Room 100, Glendale, CA 91206. Failure to submit this Supplemental Application Form and your responses to the Human Resources Department along with your application for employment will preclude you from further consideration for this position.

1. Please explain why you are interested in working for the City of Glendale. Describe three skills or attributes that you possess which you believe will help you succeed in this position.

2. Please describe a significant improvement to a municipal building department or civil engineering office that you were directly involved with. What was the primary benefit? Why did you feel it was important to make the change?

I certify that the information provided on my supplemental application is true and accurate. I understand that false statements may disqualify me or be grounds for termination.

_________________________________ ____________
Signature Date

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Please Note: The City of Glendale does not accept applications for positions that are not currently open.

An official City application is required for all positions. Application materials may be downloaded or obtained from:

City of Glendale Human Resources Department
613 E. Broadway, Room 100
Glendale, California 91206
(818) 548-2110
You may also email your request for application materials to
The City of Glendale does not accept emailed or faxed applications.

A completed City application must be received by the City of Glendale Human Resources Department by the closing date stated on the job bulletin. Late applications will not be accepted. Jobs that have "No set filing date" may be closed at any time without prior notification.
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